Best Variety of Corn for Canning???? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I just finished canning 14 quarts and 17 pints of sweet corn. I was disappointed in the change of color. It was very bright yellow&white on the cob, but darkened with a tannish color tint after it was canned. This corn was the first ready - it was bicolor SE lancelot...DEEEElish fresh! Next will be some Golden Bantam, then Merit. My home extenstion brochure says: "Canning of some sweeter varieties or too immature kernels may cause browning." Can anyone recommend a corn variety that is best for canning in terms of both taste and retaining the pretty yellow color??? TIA!!(I am sending in my next year seed order in SOON)

-- jeanne (, June 25, 1999



I'm no expert on canning corn, but I wouldn't get overly concerned about discoloration. I'm more concerned about the substantial nutrient loss.

Proper dehydration conserves the most nutrients.

Remember to send in your next year seed order ASAP before your favorite varieties are out of stock.

-- Randolph (, June 25, 1999.

Asked the wife that one, my canning experience is limited to growing and dragging the stuff into the kitchen. She advised against canning corn, but says there is a process to prevent bitter tastes and keep the color right. She has forgotten this process, but says your local county agent or the local library should have the information you need. She thinks it is something to do with adding sugar and acid to replace sugar that the enzymes turn to starch and prevent botulism. Long time since anyone around here has done anything with corn but frozen it.

-- Paul Davis (, June 26, 1999.

It is due to the very high sugar content in the corn. Your Golden Bantam will probably be ok. Personally I like Jubilee for both canning and freezing. I think it is open pollinated too. But check on that. Its a good sweet corn for eating, but not like the new super sweet hybrids.


-- Taz (Tassie, June 26, 1999.

Hello everyone!! I checked my Willhite, Stokes, and Seeds of Change listing for Jubilee corn. Does anyone else have any leads on this? Thanks in advance!

-- jeanne (, June 26, 1999.

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